The Hot List: Soften your space with pretty pastels and cute prints

You can't go wrong with soft pastels and cutesy prints. Check out our favourites.

1. A matter of taste

Cutesy paper products by the Netherlands-based designer Jurianne Matter are now available from The Change Initiative in Dubai. Why not substitute real blooms with these charming paper alternatives? Each pack contains 15 flowers and four metres of florist's wire, so you can gather them into a pleasing bouquet or string them together to create some simple bunting.

Blom, Dh29, The Change Initiative, Al Barsha, Dubai

2. Tea for six

We love the vintage-style illustrations and soft pastel tones of the Cutting Chai coaster set. Part of the Jalebi collection at India Circus by Krsna Mehta, the coasters come in a set of six and are the perfect accompaniment to a relaxing cup of tea.

Cutting Chai, Dh120, The Urban Yogi,

3. Valley chic

There's a new range of homeware items on offer at ValleyDez boutique. In keeping with the boutique's eclectic collection of fashion items and accessories, its homeware range includes fun party pieces by Talking Tables and catwalk-inspired tableware by Little Diva. Expect an interesting mix of pretty pinks, teensy bows and in-your-face animal prints.

Little Diva bowl, Dh69, ValleyDez, Wafi Mall and Sunset Mall, Dubai,

4. Castles in the sky

These ceramic bowls are new at Hunkydory Home. Handmade in the UK by Green and Blue, they remind us of holidays by the sea. Fill them with treats, knick-knacks or snacks, or stack them in threes for a fun decorative feature.

Sandcastle bowls, Dh118,

5. Nature trail

Products by the French brand Le Marelle are now available in the UAE for the first time, courtesy of Harvest Home. We're coveting the Plants collection by the designer Mlle Héloïse, with its bold, nature-inspired illustrations.

Plate, Dh310, Harvest Home, Jumeirah Centre, Dubai